Zone 1 - Spacious Apartment in Old Street,Central London, England - All Tourist Destinations Easily Accessible. Wi-Fi Provided
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Ok place to stay
This was an okay place to stay - bed and sleeper couch were okay (but not great). Kitchen was adequate. There was plenty of hot water in shower. We did walk from apartment to downtown in about an hour with stops and looking around. Directions to apartment were accurate. You are on the bottom floor so you will need to keep drapes shut at night to keep people walking on street from looking in (there is a metal fence between the sidewalk and apartment). Noise level in upper apartments was noticeable on the weekend - it is a large apartment building.
The property manager did respond well to emails prior to the trip. However, without wi-fi we could not contact her when we discovered the key to the gate was not outside the property so we could not get onto the property to access the apartment. This would have been catastrophic late at night. Luckily it was afternoon so neighbors were around to let us onto the property where we could access the apartment's key. The wi-fi password provided prior to our trip was old - luckily someone had written it in the room so we could connect.
Thanks for the review.
The situation with the key has now been rectified, and we have a key outside the property to enter through the gate. The system I had used for the previous 8 years, suddenly changed through no fault of my own. The caretaker had started to lock the gate, which I had always left open for the guests. Previously, I was the only person to have a key for the gate. It would not have been “ catastrophic” if they had arrived at night. My phone number (and my managers) is printed in the directions. So if there had been a problem, they could have phoned me. I would have then phoned my neighbour to let them in. There is also another way of entering the apartment through the front entrance, if the need arises. So it would not have been a problem, whatever time they arrived.
I had a new router and the WiFi code had changed. I had sent the Welcome Book to the guests, long before this happened. It was my mistake that I hadn’t sent the updated details. Although, the WiFi access code is printed in the base of the router, so it was there for them to see.
The apartment has a new Sofabed (delivered Feb 2020) so I hope the bed is now more than “adequate “
I have never had any other comments about noise coming from the flat above, and I have been renting this apartment for over 8 years.......
Excellent accommodation in East London
If staying in this area of the city is a requirement, then this property fulfills that function very well. Close to all amenities, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, public transport: underground and bus, the apartment is so convenient. The hostess leaves a sheaf of well prepared notes with details of the neighbourhood, and the apartment is well equipped with everything you might need in the kitchen. Our only problem was a malfunctioning fridge, which I'm sure the owner will rectify in due course.
Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the locations of the apartment. I was unaware you had problems with the fridge - if you had informed me, I could have addressed it. No one since your visit has mentioned a problem with the fridge.
I will investigate this further.
We liked the property very much, lots of space!
Our favorite thing was the amount of space. Plenty of room for 3 people. Pretty closeto subway, that was convenient. There were a few things we couldn’t figure out - the oven and the dehumidifier for instance. Took a few minutes to figure out how to turn on the shower and adjust the temperature. Some written instructions might be helpful (for us provincial Americans!).
Fantastic time in London with tours around all the top tourist sites. Apartment was a real home from home with everything you need, a beautiful airy space and I particularly liked the rainfall shower.
Janet was a perfect host who answered all our questions and gave perfect advice on what to do and where to go
I cannot recommend this Apartment highly enough and would love to return as there is so much to do and see
Many thanks Janet for an amazing time
Not bad could have been better
There location is very good just little out of the way but still close enough to walk to everything. It was clean. Bathroom is a little small and as others have suggested in other reviews a shelve in the shower would have been nice. Plenty of hot water once you figure out the code to turn the shower itself on. Rain type of shower so very little pressure but thats the way its suppose to work.
The coffee machine in the kitchen needs to be replaced the replacement crafe does not reach the drip point of the machine so until we figured a way to put a spoon under the crafe cover to push it up the coffee spilled out all over the floor 2 days in a row.
On the directions to get to the Flat we where told to take the Southern route of the Northern line at the London Bridge Station - TAKE THE NORTHERN LINE NORTH to the Old Street Station. Also if you have any large luggage or any physical issues I would avoid taking the tube entirely as the Old Street Station only has stairs and dragging luggage up the stairs is tough to do.
The last night of our stay the electricity went out about 2 am in the morning. We were unable to get it going before we left, so we had to take showers and get ready to leave at the public bath across the street. We did get reimbursed for the cost of doing that though.
Sorry to hear it could have been better - my guest love to stay here. It is in a zone 1 location, which is central.
I would not describe the bathroom as small. The large shower does take up some room.. but as bathrooms go, it is a good size.
There is no code to operate the shower, so don’t understand that comment. It turns on with from the coloumn of the shower head.
The guest was reimbursed for the problem with the electric. This was an unforeseen problem, which was extraordinary.
Special interest holidays:
Museums', theatre's, comedy clubs, restaurants, nightclubs - all interest's are catered for in London.
All London's mainline train stations are easily accessible, you can reach the south or east coast very easily. Liverpool Street station serves the east coast, while Victoria, Charing Cross, Waterloo, and London Bridge will take you south. Pre-booking tickets can save you money.
With London's 3 Airport's having great transport links, the apartment can be reached within 1-2 hours. Full directions will be given for the arrival airport. I can also offer a transfer direct to the apartment (not from Heathrow) for up to 4 people. Please enquire for price. Car hire is not recommended, as London is well served by public transport and parking is very expensive and hard to find.
Barbican Centre 0.8
St Pauls' Cathedral 1.5
British Museum 2.1
British Library 2.2
Covent Garden 2.6
Somerset House 2.6
Tower of London 2.8
Leicester Square 2.9
Trafalgar Square 3.1
London Eye 3.3
Houses of Parliament 3.4
London Zoo 3.6
Oxford St 3.9
Madame Tussauds 4
Buckingham Palace 4
Marble Arch 4.9
Hyde Park 5
The apartment is situated on the North-East edge of the City Square Mile, heading towards the West End. Old Street tube stn (Northern Line) is just 5 mins away. The apartment sits in between the major roads of Old Street & City Road, where you will find buses to the West End, King's Cross, Tower Hill, Upper Street (Islington). With great transport links, you can navigate your way easily around London and nothing is far away. You can also walk to many attractions, and therefore see more of London as you go. A-Z provided. The vibrant area's of Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Brick Lane are just 1.2-.5 miles away, where you can enjoy a great night out either dining or watching comedy or live bands. In the opposite direction, you will find Upper Street, Islington with many trendy bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Sadlers Wells theatre is within walking distance, as is the Barbican Centre. Beyond that walk down to St Paul's Cathedral, and then onto Fleet Street, Aldwych (Strand) and Trafalgar Square. Covent Garden sits just to the north of the Strand, where you will find London's theatreland and an abundance of restaurants and English pub's. Take a boat trip from the Embankment and visit Kew Gardens, or Hampton Court or head east to Greenwich and visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. Further along the river is the Thames Barrier. There are 3 large supermarkets nearby, with one being a 2 minute walk away on Old Street and a local cafe is just 1 minute away. Also nearby, is a great fish restaurant, and this is used by many of London black cabbie's. Visit the local Sunday flower, market - Columbia Row - and then head onto to Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market. Regents canal can be accessed very easily too. Walk to the City of London and get lost in a world of history, with monuments and building's dating back in time. With expensive hotels on your doorstep, my flat is your answer to affordable accommodation in one of the World's Best Capital Cities.
About Janet bundey
I was a market trader selling underwear at various locations in London for 25 years. I decided that I was too old to work so hard and with the competition from Primark etc, it was becoming hard to earn a living. I decided to give up work, because I wanted to spend time with my mother. The villa is named after her (CY2030). She suffers from a degenerative illness, so I wanted to have quality time with her, while we could still do things. We had a great time in Cyprus getting the house together and was there for almost 7 weeks. I have precious memories of this time, which I hold very dear to me. At home in London, she lives next door to me and my partner Geoff, so we are very lucky!
Janet bundey purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Janet bundey chose London Borough of Islington
The location speaks for itself - Everything is easily accessible.
What makes this Apartment unique
Having London as my playground!